A little North Jersey Election 2012 news coming at you, Save Jerseyans.
Axelrod’s decision to back Rep. Steve Rothman isn’t surprising. It’s a de fact endorsement from the Big O himself since Rothman backed President Obama in 2008 while his adversary, Rep. Bill Pascrell, threw his weight between Hillary Clinton. That’s why former President Bill Clinton recently endorsed Pascrell.
Did I mention how Axelrod previously served as a top advisor to President Clinton in a past life? Politics can be incestuous like that. Especially on the Left side of the aisle. Interestingly enough, tensions have nevertheless remained high between the Obamites and the Old Guard. A recent biographical release alleges that Slick Willy urged his wife to challenge the “amateur” incumbent president as recently as last summer. I’m sure this revelation raised at least a few eyebrows in the West Wing.
So go ahead and pick your poison, NJ-9 voters. Your choice is between Clinton era throwbacks and Obama’s ideological lackeys. Like Brian said yesterday, I wish there existed a guaranteed way for both of them to lose!